Up in The Air
The book’s opening was originally set at San Diego airport with Frank navigating the terminal effortless in a scene reminiscent of George Clooney in Up in The Air. Frank’s first glimpse of Jackie was a few minutes before the flight. He figured she was a first class passenger so he was especially surprised when she boarded late – and sat down next to him. That scene was cut to begin the action with the plane already experiencing turbulence mid-flight.